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TITLE
Election Literature, 1874: A leaflet supporting of MacKintosh of Raigmore
EXTERNAL ID
Z_QZP40_2915_P029
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
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8950
KEYWORDS
elections
politics
politicians
political parties
Election Literature, 1874: A leaflet supporting of MacKintosh of Raigmore

This leaflet was published during the General Election campaign of 1874 in support of Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, one of two Liberal candidates for the Inverness Burghs parliamentary seat. It highlights 12 objections to the election of Charles Fraser MacKintosh, the other Liberal candidate, and 12 reasons for supporting Raigmore. The main criticism of Fraser MacKintosh is that despite his Liberal platform he was, at heart, a Tory.

The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:
Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134
MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879
MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.

In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, won a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives secured a majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats

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Election Literature, 1874: A leaflet supporting of MacKintosh of Raigmore

1870s

elections; politics; politicians; political parties

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Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh

This leaflet was published during the General Election campaign of 1874 in support of Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, one of two Liberal candidates for the Inverness Burghs parliamentary seat. It highlights 12 objections to the election of Charles Fraser MacKintosh, the other Liberal candidate, and 12 reasons for supporting Raigmore. The main criticism of Fraser MacKintosh is that despite his Liberal platform he was, at heart, a Tory.<br /> <br /> The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:<br /> Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134<br /> MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879<br /> MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.<br /> <br /> In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, won a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives secured a majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats